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US Companies Return To Manned Spaceflight

With the prospect of NASA sending astronauts soon with the recent success of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Abort mission, it looks like manned spaceflight for the US is right around the corner. But before the…


Light Pollution Legislation

Light Pollution Legislation

Although the topic of light pollution and legislation are not typically glamorous topics, nor are they fun topics to discuss, light pollution legislation might be a way to reduce light pollution in a long term…


Earth Venture program

NASA Announces 5 New Earth Venture Missions

Investigating and then understanding fundamental processes that impact humanity and the environment are crucial aspects of research for NASA and the scientific community. The data and information collected from these missions, plus the unique vantage…


SOFIA Telescope

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Telescope

The SOFIA Telescope is a joint NASA and German Aerospace Center project to construct and maintain an airborne observatory. Designed as the successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, SOFIA’s telescope saw first light on May 26, 2010. It will observe celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions,…


Armstrong Flight Research Center

Armstrong Flight Research Center

The Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, sometimes abbreviated as AFRC, is NASA’s premier installation for atmospheric flight research. The Research Center is chartered to research, develop, verify and transfer advanced aeronautics, space and related…


Moon: an Illustrated History

Moon: An Illustrated History Book Review

Although there were a plethora of media such as books, movies and, TV shows that were created for 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing, nobody provides a better overall story that Dr. David Warmflash…


Eyepieces

Telescope Eyepieces

Telescope Eyepieces are types of lens that are attached to a variety of optical telescope devices. When looking through the device, the lens that is closest to the eye that is considered the eyepiece. It…


2010’s

The 2010’s In Review

As the 2010’s come to a close, there are many things that can be said as the most important scientific advances of the decade. While we will leave those decisions to be determined by others,…


Quadrantids

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Quadrantids Quick Facts Meteor Shower Dates: December 28 – January 12Peak Dates: ~January 1stPeak Meteor Shower Numbers: 60 to as many as 200 meteors per hour under perfect conditions.Best Viewing Times: Night and PreDarn HoursOriginating…


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Exciting 2020 Astronomical Events

Other than the typical meteor showers, equinoxes, conjunctions, and flybys, exciting astronomical events of 2020 include several SuperMoons and Lunar Eclipses in visible in the Pacific Northwest! SuperMoons Of 2020 It looks like there will…